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  • Distilleries

    Ardmore

    Be careful if you admit not to have heard of Ardmore, for it is a common ingredient of many top whiskey blends! Ardmore uses barley with such extreme peat qualities that only the discerning can appreciate its characteristic pungency. Most of the production from the stills of Ardmore is used by independent brand owners, but aficionados can locate the company’s original brands on occasion. You ...

  • Castles

    Craigievar

    You could be forgiven for thinking you are in Disneyland and not in Scotland. The fairytale Craigievar Castle seems to emerge magically from the foothills of the Grampians in the rolling hillsides of Aberdeenshire. Five miles south of Alford, the pinkish seven-storey Craigievar Castle is an L-plan tower with a twist. The L plan was built upwards instead of sideways! Its massive lower story ...

  • Castles

    Balmoral

    A visit to Balmoral, the private residence of the British Royal family in Scotland is a must do on the list of most tourists. Balmoral Castle on the Balmoral Estate in Aberdeenshire was bought by Queen Victoria in1852 after a vacation there. The original castle was considered too small for the needs of the Royal Family and the present castle was built nearby under the supervision of Prince ...

  • Castles

    Fyvie

    History, royalty, beauty, and ghosts - Fyvie Castle offers all this and more! The imposing Scottish Baronial fortress with five towers stands in a commanding position on the left bank of river Ythan in the lowlands of Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Fyvie Castle has a colorful history and was believed to have built by William the Lion in 1211. Charles I lived there as a child and Robert the Bruce ...

  • Castles

    Braemar

    Braemar Castle in Aberdeenshire has the most famous and illustrious neighbors anyone in Scotland could want. The castle and Invercauld estate is next to Balmoral, the private residence of the British Royal Family. Owned by the Farquharson family, the Invercauld estate is run very much the way Balmoral is and the inspiration has given visitors a lovely property to see, experience and even ...

  • Castles

    Kildrummy

    Located ten miles south-west of Alford in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, Kildrummy Castle was built on a ridge dominating the route from Don to Moray. It was one of the most imposing castles in Scotland and today is the most complete 13th-century castle. Its exact origins are unclear but it was in the hands of the Earl of Mar in 1296. The history of Kildrummy is full of tales of treachery and ...

  • Castles

    Glenbuchat

    Glenbuchat Castle is located on a bluff above the River Don, near Kildrummy in the Aberdeenshire region of Scotland. The castle takes its name from the location between the rivers Water of Buchat and Don. Also called Glenbucket by some, the castle was built in 1590 for John Gordon of Cairnbarrow and his wife Helen on the occasion of their wedding. This is recorded in the stone above the ...